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Joint session: Pot found growing at Japan MPs' building

Apo - Marijuana plants have been found growing at an office building used by lawmakers in Japan, which has some of the strictest drug laws in the developed world, an official said Friday.

Japan airlines change 'Taiwan' to 'China Taiwan' on websites

Apo - Japan's two largest airlines have changed "Taiwan" to "China Taiwan" on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island.

Toll rises to five after quake in Japan's Osaka

Apo - The death toll in a powerful earthquake that rocked Japan's Osaka on Monday has risen to five, with some 370 injured, officials said Tuesday, urging vigilance against landslides ahead of heavy rains.

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

Apo - A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

Apo - A strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said.The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit.

Japan to bring in more foreign labour as workforce shrinks

Apo - Japan announced Friday plans to ease immigration restrictions and bring in more foreign workers to tackle a serious labour shortage caused by the country's ageing, shrinking population.

Japan passes anti-plastic law but with no sanctions for polluters

Apo - A bill intended to reduce the volume of microplastics dumped into the ocean was approved by Japan's parliament on Friday, but it included no sanctions for failure to comply.

Major US military exercises with S.Korea 'suspended indefinitely'

Washington - The US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, an official told AFP on Thursday, acting on President Donald Trump's pledge to halt the "provocative" military drills following his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un...

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Apo - Japan is working to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader said he was open to talks, local media reported Thursday.

N. Korea's Kim knows denuclearisation must be 'quick': Pompeo

Seoul - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete.

Japan court reverses ruling that freed 'longest-serving' death row inmate

Apo - A Japanese court has overturned a lower court ruling that freed a man described as the world's longest-serving death row inmate, raising the prospect that the 82-year-old could eventually be imprisoned again.

Japan PM Abe pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment

Apo - Japan's prime minister on Tuesday pledged zero tolerance on sexual harassment, ordering senior officials to undergo training to prevent abuse after a scandal involving a top government bureaucrat."Sexual harassment is a clear violation of human rights....

Japan's emperor-to-be celebrates wedding anniversary

Apo - Japan's crown prince marked his silver wedding anniversary Saturday by pledging to uphold the country's royal traditions when he succeeds his father next year.

Pompeo: N.Korea's Kim told me he was 'prepared to denuclearize'

Washington - Washington's top diplomat Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Kim Jong Un had personally informed him that North Korea is ready to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Trump dangles White House invite for Kim

Washington - US President Donald Trump insisted Thursday he is "very well-prepared" for a historic and potentially fraught summit with Kim Jong Un in five days, while hinting at the signing of a peace treaty and even a future White House visit by the North Korean d...

US Marines commander at Japan base sacked

Apo - The commanding officer at a US Marine base on the Japanese island of Okinawa has been fired over a "loss of trust", the US Marines said Tuesday.A brief statement said Colonel Mark S.

Trio reach Earth from ISS with football slated for World Cup

Astana - Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov made it back to Earth Sunday along with an official match football that could be used later this month in the opening game of the World Cup in Moscow.

'Pregnancy rotas' add to Japan working women's woes

Apo - Sayako had been trying to conceive a second child for two years when her boss at a Japanese daycare centre suggested she stop because she had missed her "turn".

No N. Korea relief until verifiable denuclearisation steps: Mattis

Fpo - North Korea will not get any sanctions relief until it has demonstrated "irreversible" steps to denuclearisation, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday.

Japan moves closer to controversial labour reforms

Apo - Japan's lower house on Thursday approved controversial labour reforms that the government has defended as necessary to boost the economy but critics warn could result in more death by overwork.

Japan whale hunt killed 122 pregnant minkes

Apo - Japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that Tokyo defends as scientific research but conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary".

Activists hail famous Japanese businesswoman's coming-out

Apo - A well-known Japanese businesswoman has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship in a surprise announcement cheered by activists in a country not known for its gay rights.

Japan backlash over 'mums should care for toddlers' remark

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government came under fire Tuesday after a senior MP suggested only women should raise children under three and another urged newly-weds to have at least three kids.

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle N. Korean weapons

Washington - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said.

Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged to move forward on a peace treaty to solve a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands.

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke to astronauts on board the ISS via a live video link from the Kremlin.

Japan hits back as US mulls auto tariffs

Apo - Japan's trade minister on Thursday pushed back against Washington for considering possible tariffs on automobile imports, a major driver of the Japanese economy.

One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest

Kathmandu - A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday.Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him.

Japan-US trade surplus edges up in April

Apo - Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against US tariffs.Japan logged a surplus in April of 615.7 billion yen ($5.
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